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Ukrzaliznytsia to invest UAH 108 bln in renewing rolling stock fleet

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Ukrainian Railways (Ukrzaliznytsia) has approved a UAH 108 bln development strategy for the its rolling stock fleet. As part of the five-year strategy, 96,000 railcars will be modernised, of which 9,000 freight wagons during next year. According to Alexander Paraschiy, Head of Research at Concorde Capital, a local consultancy company, Ukrzaliznytsia always had ambitious …

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Russian Railways to invest €120m in modernising rail stations for 2018 World Cup

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Russian Railways (RZD) will invest RUB 8,4 billion (€120 million) for the modernisation of 31 railway stations in the cities that will host the 2018 World Cup.   Investments will be directed towards increasing security. Additional screening equipment and the latest digital video surveillance cameras will be installed in the …

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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars to enter service in December

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Tulpar-Talgo wide-bodyshell cars will enter service on Astana – Almaty route this year and starting with early next year on Almaty – Shymkent route. The passenger cars have received the certificate of conformity to requirements of Technical Regulations of the Customs Union. Testing was carried out Kazakhstan, Russia, Germany, Austria, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, the UK …

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Polish Newag and Pesa could merge to gain commercial edge on new markets

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PESA Bydgoszcz and Newag are leaders of the Polish rolling stock market, one of CEE’s most buoyant market in terms of acquisitions. Until now the local market has been fueled by a large number of train and tramway orders financed under EU’s Cohesion Fund. According to an analysis published by Gazeta Wyborcza, …

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Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian city of Arad plans new investments in tramway transport

Romanian public transport operator CTP Arad has presented for the local press its future investments in the development of tramway system. Tramways represent the main form of public transport in the city, with a passenger market share of approximately 95%. In the near future CTP Arad plans to overhaul 20 GT6 – GT8 …

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Modernised Phoenix EMU presented in Poland

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Polski Tabor Szynowy (Polish Rolling Stock) and H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych have presented a modernised EMU type EN57.  The Phoenix EMU is designed for regional and suburban transport. The prototype run over 4000 km without any issues during trials. The first ten EMUs will soon enter operation.  H. Cegielski – Fabryka Pojazdów Szynowych is modernising 20 EMUs type EN57 on …

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Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

Second CEF grant agreement for Rail Baltica signed

EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), RB Rail AS, the JV of the three Baltic states, the Ministry of Economics and Communication of Estonia, the Ministry of Transport of Latvia and the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Lithuania have signed the CEF grant agreement under the with a total value of …

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PKP PLK launches tender worth PLN 500m for Line 1 rail section modernisation

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Polish rail infrastructure manager PKP Polish Railway Lines (PKP PLK) has launched a PLN 500m (EUR 112 million) tender for the modernisation of Częstochowa – Zawiercie rail section, the last segment of Line no 1 connecting Warsaw to Katowice (Wiedenki).  Modernisation works will include the replacement of track and catenary on the 44 …

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Serbia and China sign contract for first phase of Belgrade-Budapest rail line modernisation

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Serbia and China have signed a commercial agreement for the modernisation and construction of the first section of Belgrade-Budapest railway line and a memorandum of understanding for a loan to finance the these works.  JSC Infrastructure Railways of Serbia and a Chinese consortium formed of China Railway International and  China Communications Construction Company …

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CRRC intends to acquire Skoda Transportation

CRRC intends to acquire Skoda Transportation

China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) is negotiating the purchase of a 100% stake in Škoda Transportation, reports Lidovky publication. The acquisition deal builds on a previous long-term cooperation agreement between the two companies, maintained for several years through various projects. CRRC is currently assessing the financial situation of the Czech rolling stock manufacturer and …

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